a republic in western South America. 404,388 sq. mi. (1,047,370 sq. km). Capitals: La Paz and Sucre.
- an·ti-Bo·liv·i·an, adjective, noun
- Bo·liv·i·an, adjective, noun
- pro-Bo·liv·i·an, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-Bo·liv·i·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Bolivia in a sentence
Group A features Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, and Group B includes Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.Copa América moves from Argentina to Brazil two weeks before start of tournament | Glynn A. Hill | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Now, it hopes to produce the J&J vaccine for Bolivia through a compulsory license.How Pharma’s Lucrative Patent System Is Complicating The Pandemic | Anna Rothschild | May 24, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
In 2019, public anger rattled governments in countries as different from one another as Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and Haiti.What Happens Next With the Protests Roiling Colombia | Ian Bremmer | May 17, 2021 | Time
On her LinkedIn page, Moawad-Barrientos claims she followed the State Senate run with one for the presidency of Bolivia, her native country.Former Va. Senate candidate charged with fraudulently practicing law | Justin Jouvenal | May 12, 2021 | Washington Post
President Jeanine Añez Chávez of Bolivia is also scheduled to deliver an address this afternoon.
In 2009, I was a young backpacker in Bolivia looking for adventure.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison | Jason Batansky | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its continued existence still sparks national debates on corruption, a broken correctional system and tourism in Bolivia.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison | Jason Batansky | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And without Neymar, this Brazil team is no better than… Bolivia.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks | Tunku Varadarajan | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Castro was accompanied by only three other Heads-of-State: Nicaragua, Bolivia and Suriname.Castro Visit Causes Catastrophic Muttering in Caracas | Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez | March 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After the war he escaped to Bolivia, from which he was eventually extradited to face trial in France in the mid-1980s.
Very shortly after the conclusion of the first war a second broke out between Bolivia and Peru.
It is said that from 1825 to 1898 more than sixty revolutions burst out in Bolivia, to say nothing of intermittent foreign wars!
Of the remaining countries of the north, Bolivia is, it scarcely need be said, by far the most important.
I learned that an altruistic group had offered reflecting parabolas to the people living at the Altiplano in Bolivia.The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler | Steven E. Jones
It is only in Peru and Bolivia that any prehistoric monuments exist.South America Observations and Impressions | James Bryce
British Dictionary definitions for Bolivia
an inland republic in central S America: original Aymará Indian population conquered by the Incas in the 13th century; colonized by Spain from 1538; became a republic in 1825; consists of low plains in the east, with ranges of the Andes rising to over 6400 m (21 000 ft) and the Altiplano, a plateau averaging 3900 m (13 000 ft) in the west; contains some of the world's highest inhabited regions; important producer of tin and other minerals. Official languages: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: boliviano. Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial). Pop: 10 461 053 (2013 est). Area: 1 098 580 sq km (424 260 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Bolivia
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